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Despite our best efforts the Autonomous Robotic Telescope remains offline, due to a succession of hardware failures. We are working hard on commissioning our brand-new facilities PIRATE and COAST, with a view that COAST will soon be able to accept requests from In the meantime, we are not accepting new signups.

Autonomous Robotic Telescope

ART Observatory At Night

The Autonomous Robotic Telescope is a collection of telescopes and other instruments on Mount Teide, Tenerife. It is available to use for all, using this web site. For more information, click here.

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Progress Update 4

We report on what has been happening with our new observatories. And we are looking for volunteers to help test what they can do.

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Progress Update 3

This month has seen a serving trip to Tenerife, with some good news and some bad news. Find out what happened.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to The website and the telescope have now completed the transfer to the Open University.

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NGC 253, avg. rating 8.3


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System status: Telescope offline
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